Review: Sky Summer Shorts – Jocelyn Jee Esien's Summer, Sky Arts

Jocelyn Jee Esien's very short two-hander finds her playing a daughter lost in a West London park with her mum (Ellen Thomas) as they try to find their way to the Notting Hill Carnival.

They are all dressed up and want to go to join the memorial float to honour Esien's late father but are distracted and end up on a bench talking about what they really feel. Mum wants Jocelyn to settle down. Why isn't she married? Why isn't she a mum? Is she a lesbian? 

The script jumps between what is really being said and what is really being thought. Has Esien really poisoned mum's drink?  It's not particularly original but neatly and affectionately done. Even if they never make it to the memorial float they've bonded and remembered and celebrated dad in their own way.   

Lovely to hear Arrow's ultimate Carnival song Hot Hot Hot too.

Now available on demand on Sky and Now and to be broadcast on Sky Arts in July.

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